What’s it all about?

Today is our 35th wedding anniversary! It is a great day, and I am so, so happy. After so many years, I love him more than I ever thought possible, and I know that makes me a very lucky woman indeed. But here’s what makes it so sweet…things weren’t always great.Steve worked hard to build…

Walking with the Dog

I love to walk. Given the choice, I will walk until my legs fall off, figuratively speaking (my husband took it literally and walked me 14 miles on one day in New York City last year, but that’s a story for another day).When Kevin and Preetha moved home with Pop last year, I thought I…

Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day cards have always been a problem for me. You see, my relationship with my father was complicated. “You’re the greatest dad in the world!” I don’t think so. “You’ve always been there for me!” Not exactly. “You’ve shown me the person I want to be.” Nope. What I needed were cards that said,…

There goes my heart…

When my first son, Kevin, was born, I received one of those “page-a-day” calendars with sayings for new mothers. The one that has stayed with me all these years is a quote from Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child…is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”…

Pop the Dog

This is Pop. I have written about him before, but at that time he was a thousand miles away living with my son, Kevin and his fiancĂ©e, Preetha. Now he lives with us, and, oh my, how things have changed! We are thrilled to have them all with us. Having Kevin home is a gift…

Butterflies

When I was much younger, my family would come to Marietta from Tennessee to see my dad’s sister and her eight children. It was such a great time for me. I loved their big family, and the craziness that was always going on. One of my cousins, who was three years older and whom I…